Muslims for Peace, Inc. is deeply concerned about the recent suicides of high-profile celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, as well as the nation-wide trends issued by the CDC indicating increasing suicide rates in nearly every state in the U.S. (see here). The recent suicide of a Muslim convert who ended his life near the Holy Kaaba has also caused outrage within the Muslim community. Muslims for Peace, Inc holds every life as sacred and aims to provide a platform for ongoing discussion regarding mental health stigma and suicide prevention. Please stay tuned for upcoming events regarding mental health and how to help individuals at-risk. Please check out the video below from Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Anisa Diab on her work with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and how crisis hotlines are helpful to those in psychological distress.